My great Aunt Kathryn will turn an unbelievable 106 years young on July 10th, so I wanted to make her a very special card. I found a punched hydrangea tutorial on KittieKraft's blog and had to give it a try. I used bashful blue and light lavender cardstock to create the flowers. I thought of sponging the lavender petals with blue ink, but it would have been next to impossible considering the tiny size of these flowers! Therefore I just mixed the two colors and added them in random fashion. I followed her tutorial using the same supplies. I need some more practice with layering the greens, but for my first try I'm happy with how this turned out! The blue frame was in my little box of diecut left-over pieces and I thought it was a perfect frame for the sentiment. The numbers were diecut with a Quickutz, and the background was embossed with the Tim Holtz damask ef.
I hope you're enjoying the start to a wonderful weekend, and I thank you for stopping by!